Warner Bros. has released the first teaser trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie, and if you liked what they did with the character in The LEGO Movie, you're gonna want to see this. This spinoff film looks like it's gonna be funny as hell! Will Arnett is perfect as the grizzled, comedic voice of the Caped Crusader.
This is the first solo Batman movie to come out since Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, It's obviously a very different kind of Batman film. but it's a parody that I think fans of the character will lovingly embrace.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
The movie was directed by Chris Mckay (Robot Chicken) and also stars Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Michael Cera as Robin, Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, and Mariah Carey as Mayor Marion Grange. It hits theaters on February 10th, 2017, so we've still got a ways to go.
A few months ago, a teaser trailer of sorts appeared online for a Knight Rider project called Knight Rider Heroes. We know something is brewing, we just don’t exactly know what it is. One thing is for sure, David Hasselhoff wants a revival series, and he talks about what he’d like to see happen during an interview with Variety.
Awhile ago it was reported that The Weinstein Company was developing a film project based on the property. There’s no word on where that project currently stands, but Michael Knight has his own ideas of how he’d like to handle it. He says:
“I see it as more of a continuation of the TV series, and they can add new characters or whatever, but they should basically keep the same feeling of the show. There are so many people out there that will absolutely freak out and love it. It would be Michael Knight kind of coming out of retirement with his son and having adventures around the world, and doing a ‘Fast and Furious’ with the Knight Rider car. How cool does that sound? How cool could it be?”
I’d be excited to watch that! It sounds like it could be awesome! It would be great to see Hasselhoff back in action riding Kitt around and kicking ass. There’s no doubt there’s a big fan base that would like to see this happen. Surprisingly, no one has jumped on it yet. Who knows, maybe something will spark after he appears in the upcoming Baywatch movie.
A couple of weeks ago it was announced that David Hasselhoff would be joining Dwayne Johnson in the new Baywatch film currently in production with director Seth Gordon. The Hoff has since started shooting his scenes, and he's released a couple of photos of himself with members of the cast and crew. I gotta be honest, for a 63-year-old guy he's still in pretty good shape.
Hasselhoff played L.A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the Baywatch series, which I loved watching when I was growing up. So of course I'm excited to see that he'll be involved with the movie. He also joins Zack Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Priyanka Chopra, and Hannibal Buress in the movie.
Baywatch fans should be excited that the Hoff was able to play a part in the upcoming reboot. There's still no word on how big of a role he'll have in the film, but we'll find out when the movie is released on May 19th of 2017.
In Batman#50, Bruce Wayne puts the cape and cowl back on, and his Batman outfit has a brand new look! The costume was designed by Greg Capullo, who has been an artist on the New 52 since its 2011 relaunch.
There is also a mysterious new substance that has been introduced in the Batman universe. It's called Dioneseum and because of it Batman is more badass than he's ever been before. Alfred explained it in the issue:
“When you were revived by the Dioneseum, your body was fully healed. All the years of scarring, they're gone. You're the fastest and strongest Batman since, well, ever.”
McDonald’s has released this beautiful anime short created by Studio Colorido to convince young people that working at McDonald's isn’t that bad. Sure, working at McDonald’s is far from glamorous, but this paints it as a fun place to work that is a great place to get a start with working experience.
The anime short features voice acting from several members of AKB48, and it’s part of McDonald’s “Mirai no Watashi” a.k.a. “The Future Me” initiative, which is to hire more part-time workers. Which is weird because the last couple times I’ve been to McDonald's I’ve ordered my food from a kiosk and not a real person.
Regardless of how you feel about McDonald's, this anime is really charming and worth checking out. The question is... is it enough to make you want to work at McDonald's?
Disney, Marvel, and cast and crew of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have teamed up with the charity Omaze to offer the opportunity for one lucky fan to be a part of the highly-anticipated sequel. In the process, they offer all of us fans a really cool treat in the form of a video that features Chris Pratt hilariously giving us a wacky behind-the-scenes tour of the set of the film.
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
The Marvel sequel is set to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.
Over the years, we've heard that DC Entertainment has been developing something for Booster Gold. Back in 2011, we heard the character would be getting his own TV series on the SyFy Channel but that feel through. Then in 2015, we learned that Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow) would be directing a feature film in which Booster Gold would team up with Blue Beetle. We haven't heard anything since, and there's a lot that could have changed between then and now.
While talking to ComicBook.com, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns was recently asked about what big things they have on the horizon that they will be developing soon, and this is what he said:
“You’ll see [Booster Gold] very soon, and there’s talks about…there’s actually a lot of plans for Booster Gold, one of my favorite characters. But yeah, Booster Gold fans, you will definitely be happy with what we’ve got coming up in the years ahead.”
There's no word on if this will be a movie or a TV series. either way, it will be interesting to see what they do with the character. If he is going to get his own movie, it will be interesting to see how he fits in with the DC Cinematic Universe that Zack Snyder is building. I personally think the character is more suited for TV, but we'll just have to wait and see how this all shakes out!
Nathan Fillion has previously said that he would want to play Booster Gold, which would be excellent. It would be cool to see Fillion in the role of Booster Gold.
In case you missed it, we also posted an article that offers five reasons why Booster Gold Is a Badass. If you haven't already, make sure to check it out! Would you rather see a Booster Gold movie or a TV series?
Lucasfilm has released some new details and photos from a few deleted scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens that are definitely worth checking out. We know not everything that J.J. Abrams shot for the film ended up in the final cut of the movie, but we'll get to see some of that stuff in the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release. In a recent interview with EW Abrams said:
“There are so many things that end up getting cut because of the greater good, because of the rhythm of the sequence or the need to get on with it, a sense of redundancy. You don’t know any of these things when you’re making the movie, of course. It was sometimes after months of working on something that you realize finally — you just don’t need it.”
Below you'll find a collection of photos, each one comes along with a description of the deleted scene that was provided by EW. There are a few images that aren't new, but they are used to add a visual to the scene description:
In one of the deleted scenes planned for early in the movie, John Boyega’s FN-2187 hasn’t yet fled from the First Order, but he’s already a lost person. This shot is from before the troopers round up the villagers but after his mask is marked with the blood of a fallen fellow soldier. The conscience-stricken Finn comes face-to-face with a woman in the shadows of a small building. He raises his weapon ... and makes a fateful decision.
When the First Order attacks the castle run by Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata, Han, Finn, and Chewie face down this squad of stormtroopers in her basement. Han does his usual stellar job talking his way out of trouble.
In this deleted scene, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) leads a squad of stormtroopers to the crash-site of the Millennium Falcon on the surface of Starkiller Base. Inspecting the abandoned starship stirs bittersweet memories for the Dark Side acolyte, who is still battling the pull to the light side ... and now knows his estranged father is conspiring against him.
Abrams says, “You never go into a day of shooting and say, 'This is probably going to be on the cutting room floor,' Every day feels as essential as anything else. It’s always annoying to realize that you wasted anyone’s time on shooting something that wasn’t necessary."
Another deleted sequence would have introduced Carrie Fisher's General Leia much earlier in the film as she weighs what to do after the First Order's massacre on Jakku. Emun Elliott, also gets a moment to shine as the Resistance communications officer Major Brance, who receives an early distress signal from BB-8 informing them of the attack.
Oscar Isaac also makes an appearance in a deleted sequence called "X-Wings Prepare for Lightspeed," which features his hotshot pilot Poe Dameron leading a squadron of Resistance fighters into an assault on Starkiller base. Most of the aerial battles in The Force Awakens took place within the atmosphere of planets, and this would have provided a moment when we get to see a large group of starships actually among the stars.
Another deleted scene will take place after John Boyega's Finn is injured in this lightsaber duel against Kylo Ren. It features Daisy Ridley's Rey back at the Resistance base, watching over her critically wounded friend as she gets an update on his condition from Dr. Kalonia.
Last week we learned that Amazon had ordered a pilot episode for a new live-action series for The Tick. Deadline reports that the big blue superhero will be played by British actor-comedian Peter Serafinowicz. This is a completely unexpected choice, but I’m looking forward to see how he handles this insane character.
The series is a new take on Ben Edlund‘s hilarious classic comic book character and Serafinowicz will be joined by the previously announced cast of Griffin Newman (Vinyl) who will play Arthur Everest and Valorie Curry (House of Lies, The Following) who has been cast as his sister Dot Everest.
Edlund is writing the new series as well as executive producing it. He also worked on developing the 1994 animated series as well as the 2001 live-action series. According to the report:
The reboot is bringing back the eponymous muscle-bound, antennae-sporting superhero (Serafinowicz). In the new incarnation, the blue-suited Tick is recovering from a memory loss and ends up reteaming with his sidekick Arthur (Newman) to fight evil. The two are surrounded by a new host of characters that include Arthur’s sister Dot (Curry).
In original live-action Fox series, The Tick was played by Patrick Warburton, who obviously isn’t reprising his role, but he is an executive producer on the new series. So that's kinda cool. Transcendence director Wally Pfister is set to helm pilot.
Captain America: Civil War has been described as being many things — an action movie, a political thriller, and a versus film. After all, we will see The Avengers turn on each other and fight. However, the movie is also a love story, but not that kind of love story. This is a love story that focuses on the relationship between Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes. These guys are best freakin' friends who have been torn apart by war. During an interview with Empire, director Joe Russo explained how their relationship makes this film a love story:
"What’s fascinating about the Cap-Bucky story as well is it’s a love story. These are two guys who grew up together, and so they have that same emotional connection to each other as brothers would, and even more so because Bucky was all Steve had growing up.
"Is he good or is he bad? Steve has to answer that question for himself, and there are other characters in the movie who hold the opposite point of view. It becomes a very explosive. It incites a lot of conflict."
Sebastian Stan added his two cents to the conversation likening the relationship of the two characters to Will Smith and Martin Lawrence dynamic in the Bad Boys movies:
"I think it’s easy and generalizing it to say that they’re lovers, when you’re forgetting that one has a lot of guilt because he swore to be the protector of the other, the father figure or older brother so to speak, and then left him behind. I have no qualms with it but I think people like to see it much more as a love story than it actually is. It’s brotherhood to me."
I think a lot of us have these brotherhood or sisterhood relationships with our friends, so it's easy to understand what Stan is saying here. Judging from what we've seen in the trailers, Cap believes Bucky still has some good in him and he's so loyal to him that he is willing to fight and risk his life to save him by taking on Tony Stark and his team. It's really tragic that it has come to this, but Cap always fights for what he believes is right.